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have a jobs program, energy efficiencies investments in improving our electrical grid, unless we put people to work in this country, we are not ever going to close the deficit. i would say let's raise those income taxes on the highest earners, but couple it with a jobs program. >> jennifer: which is what he has tried to do by insisting on a $50 million surplus for infrastructure. fiscal cliff discussions are obviously continuing and the white house has lowered the amount of new revenue it is seeking from $1.6 trillion to $1.4 trillion. i want to have you listen to a sound bite from speaker boehner. >> listen we have been reasonable and responsible in our approach to this and we're going to continue to do that. it's time for the president to do his part. >> jennifer: i don't know if you can hear that. >> i heard it. but very quickly, we got here because of two massive tax cuts two unpaid for wars and financial recklessness on wall street and deregulation. we need to restore those upper income brackets and have an investment program to put people back to work. the fed recognizes this.
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fossil fuel subsidies, to stop clean energy policies in the u.s., and that is the basis of a deadlock here in doha. so let's take it to the next question: what can be done then in washington to minimize the power of these incredibly wealthy men? >> well i mean, as you know washington is kind of -- has kind of become formalized legalized corruption. this is something that's got to start outside of washington. it already is. what we see is a groundswell of organized labor, communities of color, of environmental organizations, not just climate groups, are following the money and see that it's all leaveding to the kochs. they are not only the biggest source of financing for attacking collective bargaining rights, voter rights clean air, healthcare, but, as you know they bundled, you know, almost a billion dollars with their other conservative allies for the 2012 e elections. >> let's talk about what's going on doha as these talks wind doubt. a lot of us have been frustrated watching knowing that the united states is not leading. what has been accomplished? and what is preventing